Configuring direct messages

Direct messages allow users to send messages that are visible only to the receivers.

Fastpath: Admin Console: System > Settings > Direct Messages and Sharing

Direct messages do not appear in the Activity stream. Direct message notifications appear in the Inbox of the receiver or receivers.

You can enable or disable direct messages for users by using the Admin Console. Additionally, you can require that users must be connected to send direct messages and shares to each other. By default, direct messages are enabled.

If you need certain users to be able to override this setting, for example, your HR Director to be able to send direct messages or shares with users they aren't connected to, go to Permissions > Other Content Permissions and set up a user override with DM/Sharing user override permission.

To enable and configure direct messages:

  1. In the Admin Console, go to System > Settings > Spell Check.
  2. Select the Enable direct messages check box.
  3. Select the Require user connection check box to required established connections between users to send direct messages and share content.